Originally Posted by nicheshok
I was able to work a socket into the back where the captive nut was and hold it with a magnet while clicking in an extension through the small access hole. Then I put a socket wrench on the bolt and used a breaker bar with a piece of 3/4" pipe to break the nut free and back it out.
I picked up two new captive nuts from Dodge to replace the old ones. I'm just assuming i'll need the other one. I'd rather have it and not need it.
It took forever to do but I finally got the old shock out and the new one in. On to the otherside tomorrow. . .
Thanks for the suggestions all.
Good job, got it all fixed up. Yea it can be a pain to remove a shock when the hardware is seized, when it happened to me I had to remove the control arms and I just bought stainless steel hardware cause I couldn't go through that hell again.